18.2 Scheduler Configuration

The usual steps to build a set of schedules are:

1)     Define Holiday Schedules to handle exceptions to the 7 days per week schedule. The "Holiday" is any unusual event or series of events. The Holiday Schedule can be defined, redefined and assigned at any time, but usually is defined first to allow easy assignment to the Time Schedules as the "exception" to the schedule.

2)     Define the Time Schedules.  These are the START TIME and STOP TIME for Normal  and Extra Hours for a weekly schedule. A single "Holiday Schedule Group" is assigned to each Time Schedule. A Holiday Schedule is associated to a Time Schedule here also.

3)     Define Equipment Group  selecting a Time Schedule. One or multiple Circuit Groups and a single Time Schedule are assigned to each Equipment Group. Equipment Groups are groups of Circuits that frequently share the same Time Schedule. 

4)     Define Circuit Groups.  These are "Tags" that will always share the same Schedule.

5)     Download the Schedules to the SCADA node.  You can download the SCHEDULER without stopping the SCADA node. The new schedule will take effect immediately.  If a tag is supposed to be ON, it will be set to the ON value.

Project Users can add, modify and download Schedules from the Project Manager. 

Power Users can add, modify and download Schedules from VIEW.